My Weight Loss Journey

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Baking

Today I decided to start some Christmas baking. I have waited as long as possible because seeing I am coming home to Spooner for Christmas, I will be bring my kids favorite Christmas cookies with me. And if I started too early I would be too tempted to snitch so it was for my own good that I put it off as long as possible.

Here is one of my kids all time favorite. I got this recipe when my daughter Alyssa was in pre-school (she is now 20). Everyone had to bring in their favorite recipe that year and the teacher put together a holiday favorites baking book for us all (I still have the cute little book). This was one of the recipes someone submitted. I whipped some up that year and they were an immediate hit with my whole family!!! They have been a Christmas tradition every since.

Krispy Krunch:

1 12 oz bag of butterscotch chips
6 Tablespoons of peanut butter (you can use crunchy peanut butter if you want nuts in them)
6 cups of cornflakes cereal

Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter together
add to the mixture 6 cups of cornflakes, stir until cornflakes are coated but not crushed

Pour onto wax paper or tinfoil and let them set up in a cool place
after they are set up, break them into bite size piece and ENJOY

Another one of our Christmas traditions are Russian Tea Cakes. This is Nanna's recipe and every time I make them I think of her. She was a wonderful woman who we all LOVE with all our hearts....we miss you Nanna!!!!!

Russian Tea Cakes:

Cream together
1 cup butter
4 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Add to creamed mixture
2 cups flour plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon ice water
2 cups pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Roll dough into bite size balls, arrange on a cookie sheet
bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes

roll balls in powdered sugar immediately after taking them out of the oven

I took a few pictures of some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. They are all pictures ornaments of when my kids were in school. Every year while they were in grade school, they would make ornaments for me for Christmas. I loved them then and every year when I bring them out it brings back wonderful memories of yesteryears.

My Son Kasey Margraf Kronlund , who is now 29 years old

My son Kasey and my daughter Kara

My daughter Kara Sheilda Kronlund Britenfeld, who is now 25 years old

My daughter Alyssa Rhonda Kronlund, who is now 20 years old

My 3 blessings all grown up

Thank you Jesus for my beautiful children. They have given me so much joy and I will forever be thankful that you allowed me to be their mom. In Jesus name I pray.....Amem

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and build lots of memories together with your family. One thing I have learned that life is always changing, you just have to go with it and enjoy the jorney. Love you, Rhonda